Kevin Hart says Dave Chappelle sent a valuable message to unruly fans at the Hollywood Bowl

Late on Tuesday night, Dave Chappelle was attacked on stage at the Hollywood Bowl. The attacker, armed with a plastic star gun that contained a knife, took down the famous comedy legend — who quickly recovered, and then his security team and entourage crushed him. crush the intruder. (The man was later charged with four misdemeanors.)

The show, part of the inaugural Netflix Is A Joke comedy festival, ended a historic run of Chappelle at the Hollywood Bowl, and of course after Chris Rock was slapped by Will Smith on the awards ceremony stage. Oscar for a joke about his wife. .

Chappelle’s good friend, Kevin Hart, resolved the troublesome incident two days later Jimmy Kimmel Live! Sitting across from guest host Mike Birbiglia – who was filling in when Kimmel was out with COVID – Hart attempted to downplay the episode, calling it “not scary,” before explaining why. consequences must occur.

Hart said: “Someone ran across the stage and got hit in the butt. “Not scary. Still, it’s one of those things that needs to happen.”

When Birbiglia expressed confusion over what he meant, Hart explained: “Mike, do you want people to continue to think they can cross that line and break down the entertainer barrier? [and audience]? I don’t know how you can get confused there, Mike! Someone who notices their ass slamming sends a message to other people, something like: ‘You know, I was thinking of doing that. But after witnessing that, I really didn’t want to do it.”

“I think the world we are in right now — a lot of lines are blurred, and sometimes you have to take a lot of steps back to take a step forward,” he continued, later adding, “I think it’s time to get back to respecting your live entertainer and understanding that you’re coming to a gig. ”

Hart later told Birbiglia that the “most annoying” audience he had ever met was when he was gored at a club by a buffalo. Kevin Hart says Dave Chappelle sent a valuable message to unruly fans at the Hollywood Bowl


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